Truth #5: God brings us back.
All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him. 2 Samuel 14:14 NLT
The lie: I am too far gone – there is no hope for me.
In my second counseling session, I was so overwhelmed. The only words I had to describe how I felt was to say I felt green, a very bright neon green. I believed that something was wrong with me and others could see it.
Today, I know that the “green” that covered me from head to toe was SHAME. It felt like a permanent stain – and I wasn’t sure if it would ever go away. I believed I was too far gone. There was no hope for me.
“But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him.” 2 Samuel 14:14 NLT
My counselor shared this verse with me at the end of the session, and I came home and wrote it down. I didn’t completely understand it at the time, but I kept reading it over and over.
It gave me such hope to know that even though the past could not be changed, God would not waste it. He was making a way for me to come to Him fully and without the shame.
I believed I was too far gone. There was no hope for me.
God was showing me otherwise.
Everyone dies—we are like water spilled in the dust that can’t be reclaimed. But God will not waste a life—He won’t allow the banished one to be exiled permanently from His presence. 2 Samuel 14:14 (VOICE)
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 NIV
April is #SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) and for thirty days I will share the lies I believed and the truth that I discovered in my healing from childhood sexual abuse. To start at the beginning and read the first post click here —> 30 Days of Truth – I am a Masterpiece